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2019 LEGISLATIVE TASK FORCE ON DYSLEXIA
Sen. Bruce Givens
Sen. Ty Masterson
Rep. Brenda Dietrich, Vice-Chairperson
Jim Porter, Chairperson, Kansas Board of Education
Jennifer Bettles, Title Reading Teacher, Herington USD 487
Sarah Brinkley, K-6 Low Incidence Special Education Teacher, Seaman USD 345
Jaime Callaghan, Director of Student Services, Auburn Washburn USD 437
Tally Fleming, Teacher, LaCygne
Dr. David Hurford, Professor, Pittsburg State University
Jennifer Knight, parent, Olathe
Alisa Matteoni, parent & board member, International Dyslexia Association KS/MO Branch
Christina Middleton, parent & Founder, Decoding Dyslexia, Johnson County
Jeanine Phillips, parent & Founder, Fundamental Learning Center, Wichita
Jeri Powers, Reading Specialist, Desoto USD 232
Angie Schreiber, Center Director, Cradle to Career Literacy Center
Sonja Watkins, Principal, Hugoton USD 210
Non-voting Ex Officio Members
Mike Burgess, Disability Rights Center of Kansas
Laura Jurgensen, Kansas Department of Education
Lori McMillan, Professor, Washburn University School of Law
Kansas Legislative Research Dept.
Office of Revisor of Statutes
Deborah Bremer, Committee Assistant
Pursuant to 2018 Sub. for HB 2602, the Task Force shall advise and make
recommendations to the Governor, the Legislature, and the State Board of Education regarding matters concerning the use of
evidence-based practices for students with dyslexia. Specifically, the bill provides the Task Force’s recommendations
and resource materials shall:
- Evaluate the progress and effectiveness of the previous recommendations of the Task Force.
Approved Meeting Days: 1 day
Statutory Joint Committees
Other Task Forces, Commissions, Committees
2019 Approved Interim Committees
2019 Interim Committee Memberships
Preliminary Interim Committee Recommendations